Facebook Friday



Each Friday we post a video about our wonderful school on our Facebook Page​.

They are archived here. Click each title to view.

​​Reading in the
Early Years​

​Showcasing our littlest readers. These children have had the building blocks of reading and writing since infancy, when their mums and dads read them stories and recited nursery rhymes to them. Now, they can to put it all together themselves, learning strategies to support their developing literacy skills.

​Book Week​

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book."
Dr. Seuss knew what he was talking about! We enjoyed a magical week celebrating books, with our dress-up character parade thrown in.

​​Make and Meld​

Learning happens every day in every way at O.L.D. Our Year Four and Five students got busy creating - and learning - at the Make & Meld Workshops.

Prep 100 Days

Our gorgeous Preps celebrated 100 days of school. That's 100 days of being valued members of our little school community and 100 days of Living, Loving and Learning. 

​St Mary of the Cross​

We celebrated a very meaningful Feast Day, that of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. St Mary of the Cross spent her life working to make education accessible to all children, especially the poor and disadvantaged. Her legacy is one of kindness and compassion “Find happiness in making others happy”.

​​Stewards of Creation​

​Pope Francis poses the question, “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” At O.L.D., we know the future lies in the hands of the children in our care, and we are proud to be guiding them on their journey as responsible stewards of the Earth.

Catholic Education Week​

In Catholic Education Week, we celebrated the theme, 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵, 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲. Catholic schools like Our Lady of Dolours School strive to make a difference in the world; challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.​​

Learning & Teaching​

Learning to read is much more than simply decoding letters and sounds; words must make meaning within their context. Our teachers love opening up the beautiful world of reading and literacy for our children. It looks like the students are enjoying themselves too!

​​School Expectations

All our little Kids in the Crest know the behaviour expectations at O.L.D. - Act Responsibly, Be Respectful, Strive to Achieve. These guidelines will serve our children well, not only at primary school, but throughout the rest of their lives.

​​Welcome to Term 3

The wind did its best to beat us, but we were determined to welcome everyone back to Term Three with this special video message (and share a sneak peek of the beautiful new gardens with you).​